Service, Civic and Social Organizations
- Democratic Town Committee
We are the official body of the Westport Democratic Party, elected by and representing the enrolled Democrats of the Town of Westport.
- Downtown Westport Merchants
The Westport Downtown Merchants Association (WDMA) is a non-profit advocacy organization of merchants, business owners and landlords working together to improve the commerce and culture of downtown Westport, Connecticut, for the benefit of our community and commercial constituents. In addition to supporting the maintenance and beautification of our district, the WDMA runs consumer events to draw attention and visitation to the area.
- League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government. As an organization it may take action on governmental measures and policies on which members have reached consensus and have formulated a position.
- National Charities League
National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) is a national non-profit organization comprised of mother and daughter members in Chapters across the United States. NCL, Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California, in 1925 and incorporated in 1958.
- Neighbors and Newcomers of Westport
Neighbors and Newcomers of Westport is a non-profit social organization established to help new and existing Westport residents make connections through common interests and social events.
- Republican Town Committee
Westport Republicans are justifiably proud of our town and seek to preserve our historic, educational, and artistic legacies. We are Westporters first and Republicans second.
- Staples Service League of Boys
The Service League of Boys is a philanthropic organization in Westport CT that seeks to strengthen parent-son relationships and promote leadership development through community service activities. The Staples High School SLOBs chapter was founded in 2008.
- Westport Key Club
- Westport Kiwanis
- Westport Rotary Club
Rotary is 1.2 million passionate individuals in 35,000+ clubs worldwide. We are both an international organization and a local community leader. Together we lead change in our own backyards and across the world.
- Westport Sunrise Rotary
Rotary is made up of three parts: our clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation. Together, we work to make lasting change in our communities and around the world.
- Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce
The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce (WWCC) is a vibrant and dynamic organization that exists to serve the needs of everyone who lives, works, visits and plays in Westport and Weston. We consider ourselves to be the chief cheerleaders of our towns.
- Westport Woman's Club
The Westport Woman’s Club, (WWC) organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the charitable, educational, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.
- Westport Young Woman's League
The Westport Young Woman's League (WYWL) is a group of 200 women who contribute their talents in many ways to a variety of community service, fundraising and social activities.
- Y's Men of Westport/Weston
The Y's Men of Westport/Weston is an organization of about 400 retired and semi-retired men. It is the largest group of its kind in Fairfield County. Any retired or semi-retired man in Westport or Weston is invited to join this organization.
- Y's Women
The Y's Women, based at the Westport/Weston Family Y, serves active and involved working and retired women in Fairfield County. It offers members opportunities for personal growth through diverse learning and recreational experiences, travel and volunteer options, and a social and career network.
- Homes with Hope
Homes with Hope’s mission is to support the homeless and those at-risk of homelessness in the communities they serve by providing food, safe emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and the case management needed to achieve a more independent and self-sufficient life.
ElderHouse is a medical model Adult Day Care Service that promotes independence, purpose, dignity and vitality for individuals and their families. ElderHouse is an alternative to institutional living and serves the residents of Mid-Fairfield County regardless of their race, color, national origin, handicap, age or socio-economic status.
- Community Emergency Response Team
The mission of Westport CERT, a division of the Police Department within the Public Safety Office, is to serve Westport, and provide a way for members to serve their community by promoting safety education, emergency and disaster preparedness, and by supporting the local emergency service agencies in disaster, crisis and emergency response.
- A Better Chance
In 2000, a group of Westport citizens got together to start a program that would help young minority students. A Better Chance hosts six to eight young men who attend Staples High School.
- Goodwill of Connecticut
Goodwill Industries of western Connecticut serves people with disabilities, economic disadvantages, and other barriers to employment throughout western Connecticut. Their mission is to help people achieve independence and self-sufficiency through employment and related support services. Find the local Westport store at the link above.
See also our Experience page to see what residents and non-residents alike can do to feel what is Westport